Word of Mouth - February 2019

February 1, 2019



Vibrancy Award Recipient! We are honored to receive one of New Sun Rising’s  first ever Vibrancy Awards (and the exciting $10,000 prize!) in the category of Opportunity next month. Join us at the Ace Hotel Ballroom on Friday March 1, 2019 as the work of PearlArts (Culture), Millvale Community Library (Sustainability), and Global Wordsmiths (Opportunity) is celebrated. Attendees will enjoy a Mardi Gras inspired event including food, drinks, and entertainment. As always, we are so thankful! Tickets available here.

Networking w/ Global Wordsmiths. Global Wordsmiths is teaming up with Invest in HER to host the first in a series of “Networking w/ _____” events designed to build a stronger community of women entrepreneurs in Pittsburgh through peer-to-peer networking. Come hear Mary Jayne talk about making a difference, and how you can do the same with your business or enterprise. On-site childcare will be provided by Flexable (registration required) and light refreshments will be served.  

Pittsburgh Public Schools Partnership. We are thrilled to announce that Global Wordsmiths has teamed up with Pittsburgh Public Schools to provide robust and comprehensive language translation and interpretation services for PPS’ families, students and staff.

International Year of Indigenous Languages. Despite their immense value, languages around the world are disappearing at an alarming rate. With this in mind, the United Nations has declared 2019 the Year of Indigenous Languages, in order to raise awareness of them, not only to benefit those who speak these languages, but also so that others may appreciate the contribution they make to our world’s rich cultural diversity. Learn more here, and watch for related events, content and initiatives from Global Wordsmiths throughout the year.  


With love, always.


Mary Jayne


“Confidentiality is a cornerstone of all interpreter code of ethics, regardless of the setting. The parties we interpret for must be certain that we will not divulge what is being discussed and if they doubt this, they are not able to speak freely”

Interpreters in mainstream news again, sparking a fascinating debate. 




Driven by a desire that was essentially violent, I intended to conquer, to tear down, this language I did not belong to, but which I could not escape.



Interpreter Resources


Audio Resources to Practice your Simultaneous Interpretation Skills.


Provider Resources

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence Resource Guide for Advocates & attorneys on Interpretation Services for Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Trafficking Victims.


Client Spotlight: TEIS, Inc. 

TEIS Early Intervention Provider was founded in 2004 by two Early Intervention therapists, Tara Deringor and Julie Hudak-Lacouture. TEIS Early Intervention Provider employs, manages, and trains physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, developmental therapists, nutritionists, vision therapists, social workers, and hearing therapists to empower families to help their children ages birth to three to reach their potential. TEIS therapists share the passion that led Tara and Julie to Early Intervention. Under the guidance of Team Leads, TEIS therapists cherish their roles as experts, mentors, coaches, and confidants. The TEIS team utilizes a variety of resources within and across disciplines to ensure the TEIS mission: To empower all of those whose lives we touch; starting with employees, families, children, and the community. In an increasingly diverse community, TEIS therapists enjoy working alongside multicultural families and look forward to having more opportunities to do so.  If you have questions about your child’s development or if your child is not walking, talking, has behavioral or feeding challenges, call TEIS Early Intervention Provider and we can help!

Contact: 412-271-8347, teis@teisinc.com


Registration Open for Welcoming Interactive + Welcoming Economies
Pittsburgh , May 15 - 17 2019. 

Flying Girls | Peju Alatise
Ongoing exhibit, August Wilson Center

UN General Assembly Launch of IYIL 2019
February 1, 10:00am - 1:00pm a the United Nations General Assembly Hall (NYC)

Beyond Borders: An Evening of Immigrant Fiction
February 1, 5:30- 7:30pm at City of Asylum

World Music Festival
February 2, 5:00pm - 12:00am at First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh

Lunar New Year Pittsburgh Celebration
February 2, 2:30 - 4:30pm at Heinz History Center

Mariachi Live 
February 3, 5:00 - 7:00pm at La Palapa

Residência: Jalsa by Veda "Indian Tasting Dinner"
February 5 6:30 - 9:00pm at Casa Brasil

Lunar New Year / Tết / Seol-Nal Community Celebration
February 5th, 6:30 - 8:00pm at Everyday Cafe

GlobalPittsburgh First Thursdays
February 7, 5:30 - 8:00pm at Roland’s Seafood Grill

Afro Yaqui Music Collective
February 7, 7:00 - 9:00pm at City of Asylum

Webinar: Preventing and Addressing Hate in our Communities
February 7 at 1:00pm ET

Undergraduate Workshop: Micro-Translation
February 7, 4:00 - 5:30pm at Cathedral of Learning

Poetry & Music night to Benefit HIAS
February 7th, 7:00 - 9:30pm at Irma Freeman Center 

Street Photography to Surrealism: The Golden Age of Photography in France, 1900-1945
Opens February 9th at The Frick

Tropical Forest Cuba Festival
February 9, 11:00am - 3:00pm at Phipps Conservatory

Sembene Film & Arts Festival: Nigerian Prince
February 16 from 4:00 - 6:30pm at The Shop - homewood

Literacy Pittsburgh Volunteer Tutor Training
February 16, 10:00am - 5:00pm at Literacy Pittsburgh

CERIS Book Discussion: Islam After Communism by Adeeb Khalid
February 15 at 5:00pm, Posvar Hall

Lunar New Year Parade
February 17, 11:00 - 1:00 on Murray Avenue, Sq. Hill

Community Language Assistance & Resources w/ Somali Bantu Community Association of Pittsburgh
February 17th, 3:00 - 4:30pm at The Global Switchboard

Daphne… Amor! A Love Cafe event at Old St. Luke’s
February 17, 2:00pm at Old St. Luke’s Church

MEPPI Japan Lecture Series - Suntory
February 21, 6:00 - 8:00 at Penn avenue Fish Company

Good Vibes Latin Social
February 23, 9:30pm - 1:00am,  Studio 101

Beleza: Sounds of Brasil Lounge Party
February 23, 9:00pm at Casa Brasil

East European Festival
February 24th, 12:00 - 4:00, Cathedral of Learning

Classic and Contemporary Values along the Silk Road: Today’s Turkmenistan 
February 25, Hillman Library

Language Coffeehouse
February 26, 4:30 - 6:30pm at William Pitt Union

New Mosques, New Neighbors? The Domestication of Islam and the Politics of Proximity”
February 28, 4:30 - 6:00pm at the Cathedral of Learning 







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